This course describes the characteristics of interaction between humans and computers and demonstrates
techniques for the evaluation of user-centered systems.
|Lauren Wilcox, PhD||Assistant Professor||Office Hours: Mon 2:30PM-3:30PM, 237 TSRB|
|Keenan May||Teaching Assistant||Office Hours: Fri 2-3:30PM, 237 J.S. Coon
Email: kmay at gatech.edu
|Daniel Machado||Teaching Assistant||Office Hours: By appointment
Email: machado at gatech.edu
These two books are required:
- Elizabeth Goodman, Mike Kuniavsky, Andrea Moed. Observing the User Experience, A Practitioner’s Guide to User Research
2nd Ed., ISBN: 978-0-12-384869-7.
- George Lakoff, Mark Johnson. Metaphors We Live By
2nd Ed., ISBN: 978-0-22-646801-3.
These two books are optional:
- Jeff Johnson. Designing with the Mind in Mind 2nd Ed., ISBN: 978-0-12-407914-4.
- Don Norman. The Design of Everyday Things 2nd Ed., ISBN: 978-0-46-505065-9.
The required texts will be heavily supplemented with other reading assigned during the semester. These additional readings will be posted as PDFs on the class web site and/or on T-Square. It is the responsibility of the students to obtain and read the extra material. The material in those extra readings may be included on tests and other evaluations in the class.
Rules of the Game
You are responsible for all material covered in class. You are also responsible for all the assigned reading (including changes or additions announced in class). If you miss a class, please talk to someone who attended. (Copies of each class’s slides will be linked to the schedule.) Course material will be found on the web through T-Square , and the assignments will be linked through http://wilcox.gatech.edu/6750Spring2014/schedule/.
Each assignment should be submitted electronically through T-Square, before the beginning of the class (1:05pm) on the day the assignment is due. If you don’t submit a homework assignment on time, the following lateness policy applies.
All assignments are due at 1:05pm on the scheduled due date before, not during or after, class. To make the deadlines more manageable, each student will be allowed four “late days” during the semester for which lateness will not be penalized. No late days may be applied to the group project. Otherwise, your four late days may be used as you see fit.
Anything turned in past the start of class until midnight the next day is one day late. Every (partial) day thereafter that an assignment is late, including weekends and holidays, counts as an additional late day.
Absolutely no late work will be accepted beyond that accounted for by your late days. If you’re not done on time, please be sure to turn in whatever you have completed on time to receive partial credit. Now, please go back and read this section over again!
Please make sure that you’ve read the Georgia Tech Honor Code. Collaboration on any assignment (except as an approved part of group projects) is strictly prohibited. Cases of suspected inappropriate collaboration or cheating will be immediately reported to the Dean of Student Affairs, and will be pursued to resolution.
Project Grading (percentage of course grade)
|P1: User Research||10%|
|P2: Design Alternatives||10%|
|P3: Prototype Creation||10%|
|P4: Evaluation and Report||25%|